HANNIBAL - On Sunday, June 26 at 1 p.m., the Ralls County section of US 61 between Hannibal and the Pike County line will be dedicated in memory of former Ralls County Sheriff Ben J. Berghager. The ceremony will take place just off of Red Devil Road and US 61 near the General Mills Plant in Hannibal.
The public is invited to attend the event.
Representative Lindell Shumake sponsored the highway naming application, which was approved during the last legislative session. The application was submitted by Sheriff Berghager's daughter, Kimberly Berghager-Bush.
The ceremony will include music by the band Well Hungarians, a welcome from MoDOT representatives, comments by Representative Shumake, a prayer, family comments, and the unveiling of the sign.